Pondering whole life health in Christ and with one another

While it officially goes live February 1, 2010, a plug-in issue prompted a creative response.  So, for those who subscribe, click here via Twitter or Facebook, or simply happen across the re-launch prior to that date: I welcome you to the new Who in the World Are We?

Prior to February 1, 2010, this blog pondered ecclesiology–the doctrine of the church.  My own tangentizing mind and the increasingly integrative thinking in my doctoral program have conspired to morph the topic a bit.

Who in the World Are We? is an ongoing journey, pondering the implications of God’s glorious design of humanity and integrating four aspects of this design—spiritual, intellectual, affective, and physical health—into a description of whole life health that honors life with God and one another in Christ and in the world. (About page)

Now, it may seem like quite a leap to go from ecclesiology to whole life health, but here is the line of thinking (you may note a bit of non-linearity).

  1. Ecclesiology is the study of the church.
  2. The church is necessarily human (being filled with humans and being the new humanity in Christ).
  3. Humans are whole persons, not conglomerates of discrete parts.
  4. As whole persons, humans have different aspects (four important ones being the spiritual, intellectual, affective, and physical aspects).
  5. God created humans as whole persons and is concerned about us as whole persons.
  6. Whole life health includes at least the four aspects noted in #4.
  7. As with all topics (and more on this later under Intellectual Health), whole life health is properly considered from a theologically-informed perspective.

I am excited to explore whole life health–and to journey towards it with you all.

I invite you to join me.  Also, if you know someone who might be interested in pondering whole life health, do send a link using the “Share and Enjoy” box below and invite them on the journey.

About Laura

My name is Laura and I am on a journey, pondering the implications of God's glorious design of humanity and integrating every aspects of this design into a description of whole life health.
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